PREVIEW: Bournemouth host Crystal Palace for Monday Night Football

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Written by Ross Millen (@RossMillen)

The Premier League isn’t quite over this week, as Crystal Palace travel to the Vitality Stadium for what could be an entertaining match against the Cherries.

93 years ago these two clubs met for the first time in 1925 as part of the Division Three (South) League, where Palace defeated what was then Bournemouth and Boscombe Athletic by 3-1.

They have since gone on to play each other 70 times across various leagues, however only six times in the top flight of English football.

In five of the six Premier League matches that the Cherries encountered the Eagles, there has been at least two goals scored, proving it to be a very entertaining match up.

However both teams, based upon previous matches, are evenly split – each club winning one of the last six matches and the rest being four draws.

The last time they played was on the 7th April 2018 at the Vitality. The game ended 2-2 after an 89th minute equaliser from Josh King.

Bournemouth are looking to bounce back from their last Premier League outing to Turf Moor where they lost 4-0 to Burnley.

Being back on home ground could be a massive boost for the Cherries as they’re unbeaten in their last four home games, winning three and drawing one.

A win against Crystal Palace tomorrow night could put them as high as sixth in the table, as everyone else has already played their fixtures this week.

Palace are only three points behind Bournemouth in the league in 13th, but a win for them would put them on level points.

Ahead of the game, Eddie Howe said that Diego Rico and Dan Gosling will be assessed after nursing hamstring and calf problems.

Charlie Daniels and Kyle Taylor are also out of contention for the match with injuries.

Kick-off is at 7:45pm from the Vitality Stadium.